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Design fire hydrant and hose reel systems
|Unit Descriptor||This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design fire hydrant, hose reel and storage systems to Australian and New Zealand standards, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other relevant legislative requirements in order to meet fire protection standards.|
|1 . Evaluate design parameters.||
|2 . Plan and detail system components.||
|3 . Design and size systems.||
|4 . Prepare documentation.||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?|
|How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?|
|How are activities planned and organised?|
|How are problem solving skills applied?|
|How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?|
|How is use of technology applied?|
|How is team work used within this competency?|
Scope of work :
includes interpretation of plans and specifications
includes sizing and documenting layout of fire hydrant and hose reel systems, including:
separate hydrant and hose reel systems
combined hydrant and hose reel systems
combined domestic fire hydrant and hose reel systems
may be for residential, commercial and industrial projects and for a new or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained.
Design requirements may include:
specialist water use applications.
Cost-benefit analysis may include:
comparison of range of suitable materials and system choices available to enable cost-effective choices to be made without compromising the integrity of the project.
Statutory and regulatory requirements may include:
acts and regulations
local and state government policies.
Australian and New Zealand standards may include:
AS/NZS3500 National plumbing and drainage set Parts 1.1 and 1.2
AS2419 Fire hydrant installations - system design, installation and commission
AS/NZS1221 Fire hose reels
AS/NZS2118 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - general requirements
AS2200 Design charts for water supply and sewerage
Manufacturer requirements may include:
technical and trade manuals.
Desktop study may include collection and interpretation of existing data for design purposes from:
architectural and building plans
other documents and reports as available.
Flow and pressure tests may include:
on-site measurement of flow (l/s), velocity (m/s) and pressure (Kpa)
interpretation of flow and pressure tests conducted by a contractor.
Performance requirements include:
flow, velocity, pressure and discharge requirements, established using Australian and New Zealand standards and local authority plans.
Layout of pipework systems may include:
Fittings and valves may include:
excess pressure valves
Materials may include:
composite pipe materials and other pipe materials as specified
fittings and fixtures.
Jointing methods may include:
rubber ring joints.
Installation requirements may include:
level of workmanship
Booster and standpipe assemblies may include:
valves and fittings
configuration of valves and hydrants
suction and delivery outlets
Hose reel assemblies may include:
space requirements for valves and fittings
configuration of valves and hose reels
non-return and backflow prevention valves
location and number of hose reels required.
Thrust blocks design elements may include:
keying and anchorage points
velocity and flow forces to be resisted
design details for tees, elbows, valves and meter assemblies.
Pipe fixings may include:
wall and ceiling brackets
Pump, pump controls and pumproom requirements may include:
installation and mounting requirements
inlet and outlet design requirements
Water storage systems may include:
number of hours of firefighting supply required
inlet valve design and sizing
safe tray requirements
Delivery systems may include:
constant flow variable speed pump.
may be produced using:
Specification may include:
Testing may include:
air pressure test
quality assurance (QA) audit.
Commissioning schedule may include:
balancing the system
checking and flushing the system.
Operation and maintenance manual may include:
check for blockages
yearly maintenance requirements
Overview of assessment
This unit of competency could be assessed on its own or as part of an integrated assessment activity involving effective performance and application of principles used to design fire hydrant and hose reel systems.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
establishing and evaluating design parameters for a range of fire hydrant and hose reel systems
planning system components for a range of fire hydrant and hose reel systems, including:
complying with occupational health and safety regulations applicable to workplace operations
applying organisational quality procedures and processes within context of restoring plastered surfaces to conservation requirements
designing and sizing a range of fire hydrant and hose reel systems
developing a checklist with all information and formulae required to carry out flow and pressure tests
preparing plans for a range of fire hydrant and hose reel systems
preparing a specification for a fire hydrant and hose reel system
preparing a testing and commissioning schedule
producing an operation and maintenance manual
interactive communication and teamwork with others to ensure safe and effective work site operations.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Resource implications for assessment include:
workplace or simulated environments appropriate to a range of situations and activities
computers and software
materials appropriate to application activities
appropriate documentation and data related to tasks, including plans and specifications of an appropriate building
tools and equipment relevant to planning processes, including calculators.
Where applicable, physical resources should include equipment modified for people with disabilities.
Access must be provided to appropriate learning and/or assessment support when required.
Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate, and appropriate to the oracy, language and literacy requirements of the work being performed.
Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:
competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace
where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice with a decision of competence only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the candidate's competence
all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary evidence
where assessment is for the purpose of recognition (RCC/RPL), the evidence provided will need to be authenticated and show that it represents competency demonstrated over a period of time
assessment can be through simulated project-based activity and must include evidence relating to each of the elements in this unit.
In all cases where practical assessment is used it will be combined with targeted questioning to assess the underpinning knowledge. Questioning will be undertaken in such a manner as is appropriate to the oracy, language and literacy levels of the operator, any cultural issues that may affect responses to the questions, and reflecting the requirements of the unit of competency and the work being performed.